I love to hear great stories of how people are finding positive ways to spend their time as we hunker down and stay healthy.

At Balfour Senior Living, residents are armed with yarn, fabric, knitting needles, and crochet hooks to fend off the pandemic’s tendency to bring spirits down. They have embraced a project, Project Linus, to buoy their hearts and minds and to keep their fingers moving.

Making new blankets to comfort children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need creates a much-needed daily mission for these seniors, these “Balfour Blanketeers.”

Balfour Blanketeers now exist in most of Balfour Senior Living’s communities. Director of Marketing and Communications Louise Garrels, believes that by the end of December Balfour will have 500 or more blankets to donate to Project Linus.

If you’d like to literally lend a hand, you can help reach the Blanketeers’ goal by donating an unused, handmade blanket of your own.

Certain guidelines pertain to the types of blankets that can be accepted. To find out more about the blanket donation program, please visit BalfourCare.com. To learn about Project Linus, go to projectlinus.org.